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Moreau, Virginie, Cédric Poitevin and Jihan Seniora. 2010 ‘Comparison of the Main Regulatory Aspects Examined - Gabon.’ Arms Transfer Controls: The Example of French-Speaking States in Sub-Saharan Africa; Annex III (Tables I, II, III), pp. 19-24. Brussels: Groupe de Recherche et d'Information sur la Paix et la Sécurité (GRIP). 1 May

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Comparison of the Main Regulatory Aspects Examined - Gabon

National Legislation Studied
- Law No. 15/82 of 24 January 1983 governing the system for arms and ammunition in the Republic of Gabon

Table of National Regulation

Date of legislation: 1983
Category of arms: All conventional weapons
Activities:
- Import: yes
- Export: yes
- Transit: no
- Brokering: no
Authority responsible:
- Ministry for territorial administration and local authorities authorising the import of hunting weapons
- The Head of State is exclusively responsible for authorising military and defence arms imports
- Government authorising exports

Table of Operational Mechanisms

Imports:
- Approval: yes (only for imports of hunting weapons and ammunition)
- Licence: no
- Decision Making Process: no
- Operational Criteria: no
Exports
- Approval: yes
- Licence: yes
- Decision Making Process: no
- Operational Criteria: no
Transit
- Approval: no
- Licence: no
- Decision Making Process: no
- Operational Criteria: no

Comments:
- All exports are subject to state controls when leaving the territory of the country
- Conditions for granting importer approval (authorisation for managing arms stock piles) established by decree (not available)
- Export authorisation granted by decree

ID: Q4008

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